A photo has emerged of a young Australian boy, apparently on a trip to the Middle East, holding up a severed human head for his proud terrorist father.
The photo was published in the Australian press to illustrate the problem of Australian Muslims going to the Middle East for terror training and the danger of them then returning home to carry out the Islamist agenda.
Secretary of State John Kerry — at a press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston — denounced the photo, saying, “That child should be in school. That child should be out learning about a future. That child should be playing with other kids, not holding a severed head and out in the field of combat.”
I do get what Kerry is trying to say, even if he said it in the lamest way possible. The problem, though, is that the kid is in school and learning about a future — but it’s an Islamist school and an Islamist future that the world’s terrorist Muslims want for the entire human race.
The problem isn’t that the boy isn’t in school, it’s that the boy is the face of modern Islam — a little cherub bringing a human sacrifice to the altar of Allah.
Right now, that movement is most strongly represented by what the media have taken to calling the Islamic State.
It’s the ISIS caliphate.
I’ve said in other writings that the world has not yet come to terms with the full impact of ISIS’s declaration of the first caliphate in nearly a hundred years on Obama’s watch.
President Obama’s foreign policy has cleared the way for ISIS to declare the caliphate, another major embarrassment added to the Obama legacy.
But far more importantly, the caliphate is a beacon that will draw Islamist fighters to it, representing the hope of empire in a way that no mere Muslim nation has done or can do. Merely establishing the concept of a caliphate as a reality conjures visions of the conquest of Byzantium, the career of Saladin and the victories of the warlord Mohammed himself. A caliphate, to the Muslim mind, once more puts the ghost of the Holy Roman Empire and the entire West at the mercy of Muslim swords.
The news from the Middle East bears out this analysis, as U.S. officials are seeing Islamist fighters abandoning al-Qaida and other Muslim Brotherhood offshoots to swear allegiance to the caliphate, which has far more money and ambition than any mere terror group. The caliphate plots to take all of Iraq, Syria and any other country it can get its hands on, then it is coming for Europe and the United States.
Multiple reports indicate that Islamists from Western countries are being trained and shipped back to their homes, including the United States, to carry out whatever plots the caliphate can concoct. Given the strength and vision of ISIS, it’s likely that such enemy agents won’t just be looking at the usual “blow up and party” attacks but at long-term subversion of liberty and democracy.
“We have evidence that there are a significant number of Australian citizens who are taking part in activities in Iraq and parts of Syria, extremist activities and terrorist activities,” Bishop said at the press conference with Kerry. “Our fear is that they will return home to Australia as hardened, homegrown terrorists and seek to continue their work here in Australia.”
The same goes for the U.S., where the Border Patrol has caught numerous terror suspects trying to sneak across the border but untold numbers have gotten through. To illustrate the point, investigative filmmaker this week dressed up as Osama bin Laden and crossed unhindered from Mexico into the United States this week.
Still venting over the photograph of the child with the severed head, Kerry said, “This is utterly disgraceful, and it underscores the degree to which ISIL (ISIS) is, you know, so far beyond the pale with respect to any standard by which we judge even terrorist groups. …”
He’s not wrong, but Kerry still seems to not be coming to grips with the full reality here.
The word you’re looking for, John, is “evil.” That’s what ISIS and the entire Islamist movement is, and until the U.S. accepts that and acts accordingly, we’re all at their mercy.
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